Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory: Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Working With Hillary Clinton To Undermine Trump
Right-wing social media influencers and QAnon supporters are pushing a wild conspiracy theory that claims Dr. Anthony Fauci — the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and top-ranking member of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force — is secretly working with Hillary Clinton and the “deep state” to cause an economic collapse and discredit President Donald Trump.
They are upset at Fauci because he has debunked Trump’s claims that could put public health at risk. They also believe Fauci is trying to sabotage the economy to hurt Trump’s re-election.
“Sorry President Trump, but replace this crackpot,” Mitchell tweeted. Mitchell also tweeted: “Have you ever seen the market drop 1000 points AFTER a 50 basis point Fed cut? That’s #FearPorn. Thanks Dr. Anthony Fauci.”
Mitchell was also mad at Fauci for going on CNN and publicly disagreeing with Trump’s suggestion that the CDC should allow the use of the anti-malaria drug chloroquine to treat the coronavirus even though the drug has yet to go through a clinical trial for that use.
Mitchell repeatedly accused Fauci of being a Democrat plant, reshared a 2009 H1N1 interview, ran Twitter polls asking his followers if they thought Fauci was a Democrat, accused him of destroying the economy, and demanded Trump fire him.
(Source: Buzzfeed News, Twitter)